Over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases reported, 35 more in our region

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 1,027 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing state totals to 102,765.

11,466 have tested positive in since July 7th.

Currently, 952,998 people have tested negative.

According to the DOH, 20 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 7,038.

Of the 102,765 cases across the state, the PA Department of Health estimates that 75% of Pennsylvanians, have recovered from COVID-19.

A total of 1,293 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in our Central Pennsylvania region, 35 more than yesterday.

You can find the county by county breakdown below.

The Dept. of Corrections reports that 183 of Huntingdon County’s 271 come from prisoners at Huntingdon SCI.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 637 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 952,998 patients who have tested negative to date.

Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

  • 1% are ages 0-4;
  • 1% are ages 5-12;
  • Nearly 3% are ages 13-18;
  • Nearly 9% are ages 19-24; 
  • 37% are ages 25-49; 
  • 23% are ages 50-64; and
  • 25% are ages 65 or older.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

The department is seeing significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 18,685 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,614 cases among employees, for a total of 22,299 at 792 distinct facilities in59counties. Out of our total deaths, 4,804 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 7,545 of our total cases are in health care workers.

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